- Joseph Jaffe on an Ad Age feature of the Coca Cola Second Life promotion
- Werbeblogger links to a „Spam Radio„. Where you can have an automatic Computer Voice read out your spam to you. Nice idea filed under „new and useless“.
- German Themenblog features a nice (and rather long) post about the current status quo of the German Blogosphere.
- CBS has acquired last.fm for $280 million. I hope that last.fm will stay as cool as it is, I really enjoy it. (Check the last.fm widget at the bottom of the right sidebar.)
- A cgm post about the fine line of letting go and not letting go too much whil staying authentic in FMCG CGM. (Like those acronyms, anyone?)
I guess April was one of the most unproductive months in the history of this blog, with the holidays and the nice weather outside…
Here is a quick catch up on a few headlines that I found after looking into my feedreader for the first time in weeks:
I got an invitation for joost some time ago and have been checking that out. I was fascinated by the quality of the „free“ IP TV but now I read at Startup Meme that they will indeed integrate ads – even the classical 30″ spot. In addition, they track my viewing behaviour:
Joost will also be creating behavioral profiles of the users based on the viewing habits, likes and dislikes, to serve hyper targeted ads.
Adverblog pointed me to this nice idea for an „interactive“ outdoor ad by Grolsch beer.
At the same time, YouTube is experimenting with pre- and post roll spots in order to find out how and where to best place ads amongst the clips.
Coke has started a virtual promotion with the guys at Crayon, as you can read at Experience Curve. It’s called virtual thirst – since you don’t really drink anything in Second Life, the idea of being „thirsty“ got extended to thirst for fun, experiences, knowledge, etc. They now call for people to enter their virtual Coke machine that delivers against whichever of these „thirsts“.
Anyway, so much for now, I will continue later, once I am through the rest of the feeds.
At Kzero you can find a map of companies in Second Life:
I just wonder if that really helps in finding these companies once you’re zooming in? Anyhow, looks interesting and it suggests that location does indeed matter…
Crytek is a German Company for computer games. It has released „Far Cry“ almost 3 years ago, which was a big sucess because of the amazing grafics.
Now, Crytek will release Cryengine2, which features some of the most amazing grafic effects. Some of them you can see in the movie at golem.de.
The clip is roughly 3 minutes long, but it will most certainly change your expectations in terms of reality of grafics.
Having spent some time in the last couple of days showing second life to colleagues and clients, I can only shake my head at the difference in grafic quality – I wish second life was only nearly as realistic as anything the new cryengine can show!
On Nagare Island within Second Life you can now test drive the new Concept-Car Mazda Hakaze. I have tried it of course, but controlling the car is not that easy. As you can see in that screenshot, I wasn’t the only one having difficulties. The one in front of me was no expert either. But it was fun, nevertheless. And I made the „Jump“. Which one? Go find out! (Coordinates are, apparently: Nagare Island 128, 128)